Morphisec's Women in Cybersecurity Scholarships

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THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW!

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry in need of bright, well-educated employees
– yet only about 11 percent of the workforce is female.
Let us help you drive the change.

Morphisec's Women in Cybersecurity Scholarships

Women are severely underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity to the detriment, we believe, of the industry as a whole.  To encourage young women to explore a career in this field, we are providing three scholarships for female students enrolled or enrolling in cybersecurity-related studies. The program was initiated by Morphisec’s VP of Product Netta Schmeidler and she serves as chairperson of the scholarship committee. It is an issue she cares about deeply, as you can read in this article.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

At Morphisec, we believe that diversity drives innovation and we strive to increase the number of women employed in cybersecurity and related fields. Our current scholarship opportunities are open to female students who are studying for degrees in:

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Security
  • Information Systems Security
  • Other sub-disciplines of computer science

Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university during the 2017-2018 academic school year. Applicants must also be Israeli Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents of Israel or U.S. Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents of the Unites States.

 

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Awards

The program launch in October coincides with Cyber Security Awareness Month, but cybersecurity issues affect our daily lives year-round. Morphisec aims to heighten awareness of the importance of this field and encourage the exploration of careers in cybersecurity, particularly for women.

 

We are pleased to offer three scholarships in the following amounts:

 
  • 1st Place - $2,500
  • 2nd Place - $1,500
  • 3rd Place - $1,000

As part of the award, the first prize winner will receive an online coaching session on strategies to overcome obstacles women often meet in cybersecurity roles.

 

WHY DID MORPHISEC ESTABLISH THIS PROGRAM?

The cost of higher education has skyrocketed over the years, and inability to pay tuition can prevent talented individuals from realizing their potential. Morphisec knows the important role universities play in not just educating students but driving innovation. In fact, Morphisec has deep roots in the university environment and the company’s existence stems from the work and research of our CSO Mordechai Guri, Ph.D.

 

Given that our headquarters are located in Israel and the United States, Morphisec chose to roll out the scholarship program in these regions first.

 

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Submission Guidelines

  1. Write an original essay on one of the following topics:
    • Are there women in cybersecurity today that you see as role models? Who and why?
    • The importance of cybersecurity, i.e. its role in business and protecting society, personal information, etc.
    • Where will cybersecurity be 10 years from now?
    • In your perspective, what were the worst cyber attacks in 2017?
    • Cybersecurity’s human and technology elements: Will technology ever be able to secure us?
  2. Applicants’ essays will be judged on creativity, thoughtfulness, and insight.
  3. All essays must be submitted in English.
  4. Essays should consist of 400-600 words.
  5. Submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2017, through May 15, 2018.
  6. Submit your essay and details via this online form. Note, that your introduction/bio and essay may be published on Morphisec’s blog/website or social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
  7. All three scholarship winners must provide proof of identity and present confirmation of current enrollment at an accredited institution.
  8. All colleges and universities must be accredited and must be listed on the U.S. Department of Education website or the Council for Higher Education for Israel. If school transfers are present, they will be subject to the same accreditation approval.
  9. The board of judges will make its decision by June 16, 2018, after which all three winners will be notified.
  10. Funds are provided by Morphisec, and will be made payable to the University’s Financial Aid department or deposited directly to the student’s bank account.
  11. This scholarship requires no application/entry fee.
 

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Additional Terms and Conditions

  • Morphisec reserves the right to cancel this scholarship at any time, with or without notice. All essay submissions automatically become the property of Morphisec and may be posted or displayed online.
  • Morphisec accepts no responsibility for entries not received by the submission due date for whatever reason.
  • This scholarship is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with outside entities including Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network. You are providing your essay entry and other information to Morphisec and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the company’s official privacy policy.
  • The scholarship deadline date is subject to extension.
 

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If you have questions or issues submitting your application, please contact Dr. Ursula Ron, Marketing Director, at scholarships@morphisec.com. Kindly title your email 'Morphisec Scholarship Submission – Last Name, First Name'.

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